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BT and TalkTalk slash superfast services for seasonal savings

BT and TalkTalk have temporarily cut the costs of their entry-level superfast broadband services. 

Between now and March 31, customers can get a BT Infinity bundle – download speeds of up to 38Mbps, 40GB download cap and weekend UK landline calls – for £7.50/month, plus line rental instead of the usual £12.50/month. 

BT line rental is charged at either £17.99/month or £194.28 for a year’s worth. There’s a one off connection fee of £49 for this superfast FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet)-based service. 

With the standard monthly rate of line rental, this 12 month contract works out at £25.49/month. 

TalkTalk meanwhile is cutting costs even further, lopping off the £10/month charge for its unlimited SimplyBroadband Fibre service for the first 12 months of an 18 month contract. Again, this is an FTTC service which delivers download speeds of up to 38Mbps, but doesn’t come with a monthly download limit. 

Line rental still applies, which can be paid monthly (£17.70/month) or annually (£191.16) and there’s a £50 connection fee. 

This is significantly cheaper than BT’s offering, until the last six months when the normal £10/month price resumes, which bumps the cost up to £27.70, with the standard price of line rental. This deal expires on February 25, so there’s less time to sign on the dotted line. 

Other seasonal deals offered by BT and TalkTalk include unlimited ADSL broadband and bundles busted down to £4.50/month for 12 months and free for 18 months (plus line rental) respectively.

These limited time deals expire on March 31 and January 31, so you’ll need to be quick if you want to make a saving.

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